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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 21:16

Just read back.
I hope you feel better soon Topbird.

Thanks for telling me about your choirs, Liri. OH and I had a look at the website, sounds lovely. OH will be singing in the Messiah in April.

I like the sound of Lily P's island. If I take OH there would have to be WiFi, he was suffering today during the power cut and fixed the router to a car battery with some piece of kit he had for power cuts. Like Dove I would also want a comfy bed. A large towel too and toothpaste.

Worst winter

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 21:08

I remember '63 when I was 12, but it was fun. We played in the snow and skated on the local lake.

The worst winter I remember was 1985/6 the year we moved to Dordogne. It was freezing, -25°. Our heating oil tank was in the garage and the oil went into the house through a pipe which froze so we had no heating. The farmer next door was great, he rigged up something with big containers of oil next to the boiler. When the thaw came my daughter's bedroom was flooded as she had a washbasin in her bedroom. The pipes froze and cracked. Our first house in France was an old watermill next to a river. Even the river froze. But another year during a wet winter the river flooded across the garden and the house was an island.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 20:50

The wind has been really bad. Electricity has been off most of the day. One of my huge Christmas trees planted in the early 90s has snapped in two and its trunk is sloping at an angle. As there was no electricity we asked our English friends in the village out to the Wok place for dinner. The electricity came on just as we left. But we had a good meal and a chat and the leccie is still on.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 10:10

Raining again and howling gales. Forecast said 90km an hour, now been changed to 110km an hour.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 09:43

Morning all.

I hope your cough doesn't get too bad Lily P. Mine still recurs and I still have pain from my cracked rib.

Another haircut Dove? I thought you had it cut very short not very long ago.

Hockney not to my taste, but I'll look up that restaurant punkdoc recommended.

March has been coming in like a lion. Poured again in the night and more very strong winds. Forecast says up to 90km an hour today.

OH would have envied you singing in York, Liri. Beautiful town. I hope you enjoyed it. What sort of singing? OH sings in a choir that sings major religious works as well as light hearted stuff.


Posted: 06/03/2017 at 09:33

I hope you don't miss your horse too much, Loana. My 2 girls are too old to sell now, they will stay in the paddock until they die and I'm getting too arthritic to ride.

Peggy, that's useful to know, I knew about dock leaves and stings but not Lambs Ears. I have them in the garden.

Brambles and bindweed

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 09:18

Agree with Hosta, not Inglezinho.

Brambles and bindweed

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 09:18

Sorry, but I don't agree. A rotavator will break up all the roots creating root cuttings, each of which will grow into a new plant. This happens especially with brambles, bindweed, couch grass and ground elder. You will never be able to rake them all out and they don't rot down, they grow. I know because I had a useless firm to start my garden by flattening and laying the lawns. It had been a farmyard and a bit of a field. They didn't weedkill anything, only rotavated and raked. It meant perennial weeds in the lawns and flower beds. That was over 20 years ago and bindweed and couch grass still creep into the beds from the lawn.

When I grew potatoes in the veg garden they didn't inhibit the weeds. The earth was broken up because of the work I put in digging, planting and digging them up.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 22:00

I loved "Larkrise to Candleford" but then I hadn't read the book. Liked "The Durrells" too.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 21:58

I've given up SS-GB, but OH is recording it for a convenient moment.

Son, lovely pregnant wife and 2 adorable little grandsons came round today. Surprise visit, it was French Grandmother's Day.

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